Trump Impeachment Trial Takes Shape

The Senate will take up the case on February 8th; President Biden continues aggressive push on COVID-19 goals. NBC's Tracie Potts reports.

(NBC News) — The second impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump continues to take shape.

The Senate is set to start the trial the week of February 8th.

House managers delivered the article of impeachment accusing Mr. Trump of inciting the January 6th riot at the U.S. Capitol to the Senate Monday evening.

“The trial will be done in a way that is fair, but, relatively quickly,” Senate Majoriy Leader Chuck Schumer said.

Senator Patrick Leahy, a Democrat, will preside, instead of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

Republicans have objected, saying Leahy will have a conflict of interest, essentially acting as both judge and jury.

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